Reed Takes Second Win of the Season

Tedesco Keeps Perfect Record with Anaheim Victory

ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 17, 2004) – Yamaha’s Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., won his second THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race at Edison International Field in front of 43,602 fans. Kawasaki’s Ivan Tedesco, Albuquerque, N.M., won his third consecutive THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional race of the season.

Suzuki’s Nick Wey won the $1,500 Butterfinger Holeshot Award, leading Ernesto Fonseca and Kevin Windham through the first turn. Honda’s Windham, who won last week’s race in Phoenix, moved into the lead on lap one. Reed, who started in fifth position, moved into second place on lap three and followed Windham for the next seven laps. After a series of passes between Windham and Reed, Reed held the lead. Windham was second and David Vuillemin third.

“This was the cleanest race I have ever been in,” said Reed. “I was behind Windham for those laps, looking at the lines he had. He had some great lines, and I was able to take advantage of them.”

In the 125cc main, Yamaha’s Bryan Johnson earned the $1,000 Butterfinger holeshot Award with Travis Preston, Nathan Ramsey, Stephan Roncada and Ivan Tedesco close behind. Tedesco, who won both races on the season, moved into second place on lap two and then moved into the lead on lap 12. On the same lap, Roncada also made his move around Preston and into second, but Preston returned the favor and reclaimed his position. Tedesco won, followed by Preston and Roncada.

“I didn’t have the start I needed, but I came through and won,” said Tedesco. “Everyone said I couldn’t win if I didn’t get a good start, but I proved them wrong tonight.”

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Event Results, Anaheim, Calif.

  1. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
  2. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda
  3. Stephane Roncada, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Kawasaki
  4. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Honda
  5. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki
  6. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Kawasaki
  7. Ryan Morais, Turlock, Calif., KTM
  8. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha
  9. Greg Schnell, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Yamaha
  10. Joshua Summey, Stanley, N.C., Yamaha

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Season Standings

  1. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 75
  2. Stephane Roncada, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Kawasaki, 62
  3. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 55
  4. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki, 52
  5. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 50
  6. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha, 43
  7. Greg Schnell, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Yamaha, 38
  8. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Kawasaki, 32
  9. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Honda, 26
  10. Joshua Summey, Stanley, N.C., Yamaha, 26

THQ World Supercross Series/THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Anaheim, Calif.

  1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
  2. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
  3. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  4. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda
  5. Ernesto Fonseca, Temecula, Calif., Honda
  6. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki
  7. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda
  8. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki
  9. Grant Langston, Temecula, Calif., KTM
  10. Robbie Reynard, Oklahoma City, Okla., Honda

THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 72
  2. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 56
  3. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 56
  4. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda, 49
  5. Michael Byrne, TemeculaCalif., Kawasaki, 40
  6. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 38
  7. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 36
  8. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki, 36
  9. Ezra Lusk, Bainbridge, Ga., Yamaha, 32
  10. Tyler Evans, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki, 27
  11. THQ World Supercross GP Season Standing
  12. Tyler Evans, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki, 96
  13. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 93
  14. Grant Langston, Temecula, Calif., KTM, 91
  15. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 82
  16. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 81
  17. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 62
  18. Daryl Hurley, Corona, Calif., Suzuki, 58
  19. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 45
  20. Mike Brown, Johnson City, Tenn., Yamaha, 43
  21. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki, 33

Television Times: ESPN2 Sunday, January 18, Noon EST. The next race will be in San Diego at Qualcomm Stadium.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, please log on to www.supercross.cc.com, www.ticketmaster.com, www.unlvtickets.com (Las Vegas only), www.tickets.com (San Francisco only).

About THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series

THQ World Supercross GP is a 17-round global series that is produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment and Dorna Off Road S.L. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world championship. In 2003-2004, the 17-event THQ World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events in Seville, Spain and Arnhem, Holland, and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major cities throughout the United States as a part of the THQ AMA Supercross Series. The other THQ AMA Supercross Series event held in Daytona Beach, Fla., is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation, and is not a part of the THQ World Supercross GP. A THQ AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned as the national champion for the series of events conducted in the United States only.

THQ World Supercross GP is the premier off-road motorcycle racing series in the world. Clear Channel Entertainment is the largest promoter and producer of live events in the world, with a broad based tradition in the promotion and production of motorcycle racing events. The FIM, Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme, is the body that globally governs motorcycle sport at the world level. Among other matters, the FIM groups together 85 affiliated National Federations relating to the sport of motorcycle racing. AMA Pro Racing is the National Federation representative that sanctions motorcycle-racing events in the United States. Dorna Off Road S.L. is an internationally recognized sports management group established in 1988 with an emphasis on major international motor sports events. Dorna is headquartered in Madrid, Spain with branch offices in Barcelona, London and Tokyo. In addition to its involvement with THQ World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP and the FIM Motocross World Championship. For more information on THQ World Supercross GP and the THQ AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.sxgp.com.

About Clear Channel Entertainment

Clear Channel Entertainment, the world’s largest producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE: CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books 135 live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in the U.S. and 28 venues in Europe. Each year, more than 62 million people attend approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including: Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports shows.

In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment owns leading talent management businesses that specialize in the representation of athletes and broadcasters, including independently operated baseball, basketball and football businesses. Clear Channel Entertainment is headquartered in New York City.

About AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship and the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.

exclusively books 135 live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in the U.S. and 28 venues in Europe. Each year, more than 62 million people attend approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including: Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports shows.

In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment owns leading talent management businesses that specialize in the representation of athletes and broadcasters, including independently operated baseball, basketball and football businesses. Clear Channel Entertainment is headquartered in New York City.

About AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship and the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.